Violence of women in pandemic: the Supreme Court received almost 11 thousand complaints

The Domestic Violence Office (OVD) of the Supreme Court of Justice received a total of 10,919 complaints between March 2020 and September this year, of which 78% of the victims were girls, adolescents and adult women, reported Telam.

In the report released within the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is indicated that March 2021 was the month in which the highest number of complaints was registered, with a total of 835, while in November and December 2020 and in January of this year figures exceeding 760 were received.

It is also established that 58% of the affected people are adult women; 29% girls, boys and adolescents; 6% older adults (5% women and 1% men) and the remaining 7% adult men.

“Once the complaints have been entered and the risk report made, the OVD refers the cases to criminal and / or civil justice, as appropriate, or to other agencies that depend on the national and local executive powers, “specified the Office of Domestic Violence of the highest court, which highlighted that always maintained face-to-face care during the pandemic 24 hours.

In this framework, in 78% of the cases in which the Civil Justice intervened, prohibitions of approaching the aggressors were issued and in 68% telephone or digital contact was prohibited, while in 27% of the complaints, an anti-panic button was provided to those affected.

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In addition, in 19% of the cases the prohibition of approaching girls, boys and adolescents was ordered for the persons denounced and in 17% the exclusion of the home, according to the OVD report.

Since its creation 13 years ago, the Office of Domestic Violence of the Supreme Court has handled a total of 124,930 cases, “with a process in which professionals from different disciplines intervene and that requires about two hours of interviews with each affected person”.

In 96% of the cases, psychological violence was registered, in 61% physical violence and in 47% symbolic violence, as specified.

The women were encouraged to accuse their partners or ex-partners for the first time in court after having suffered an average of “between five and six years” of abuse and 45% “did so within two years of starting the relationship.”

“From the account of the affected persons and / or third parties” minutes are drawn up and the level of risk is evaluated, with the preparation of a medical report if it is necessary to verify injuries “, it was recalled.

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